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Ascencion Solorsano Middle School
ASMS Communications

Changes and suggestions for the best ways to mitigate the traffic during morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off at Solorsano Middle School

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year.  We are appreciative of your flexibility and patience as we work hard to solve the traffic issues at morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  We are working tirelessly to improve the flow of traffic in and out of campus.  We would like to share with you some improvements that have been implemented this week to expedite the process:

1.       All busses and construction vehicles will enter and exit campus through an alternate route that will not interfere with vehicle traffic flow.  Even though bus entry and exit points have changed, the drop-off and pick-up location for student bus riders remains the same.

2.      Students who are walking or riding to or from school need to follow the “way signs” directing them to the appropriate sidewalks. 

3.      Drivers entering campus via Club Drive heading southbound on Santa Teresa will use the first left turn lane as they approach Club. 

4.      Drivers entering campus via Club Drive going northbound will enter lanes designated by cones from Santa Teresa prior to turning on Club Drive.

5.      Parents may also drop students off in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon by parking on Third Street or Uvas Park Drive.  Students can access or leave campus using the Debell Uvas Creek Walking and Biking Preserve Trail.  Students using the trail will not have to cross any streets and District Office staff will be stationed along the bridge to monitor students as they travel to and from.  Please see the accompanying map.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this situation.

Ascencion Solorsano Middle School
ASMS Communications

Traffic at Solorsano Middle School will be impacted due to closures at Miller Avenue and Christmas Hill Park.  Here are tips on how to help expedite the process.

As expected, traffic around Solorsano Middle School was heavily impacted due to the Christmas Hill Park and Miller Avenue closures.  We appreciate your patience as we work with the City of Gilroy to try to mitigate these delays as best as possible.

For now, there are some things you can do to help expedite the process:

  • Keep it moving!  Please keep moving forward as you enter campus for morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.  Minimize the space between you and the car in front of you.  Unused space between cars is causing unnecessary back-ups onto Santa Teresa.  
  • Even if you're early, be patient.  Again, please don't park along the pick-up and drop-off lines.  The back-up this causes doesn't save any time for drivers and adds to the back-up entering and exiting from Santa Teresa.
GECAeagle
GUSD Communications

Attention families of current eighth-graders: Learn about the Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy and the early college concept at the school's annual recruitment night, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. 

Attention families of current eighth-graders: Learn about the Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy and the early college concept at the school's annual recruitment night, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. 

This GECA event is open to all current eighth-graders, who will be freshmen in the 2019-'20 school year. Interested students and families will get up-to-date information about the application process and school, meet staff and students and check out the campus. 

  • When: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8.
  • Where: Multipurpose room, GECA, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.
  • Parking: Buy a parking permit for $2 at parking lot C or A.

The application period is from Nov. 9-Dec. 10. Visit GECA's website to learn more about the school.